Strategic Business Services (Pty) Ltd trading as SBS Conferences & Exhibitions, was founded by Peter Aspinall in January 1987, has its head office in Durbanville, Cape Town, and is a B-BBEE level 4 accredited company.
SBS Conferences & Exhibitions develops and presents its own conferences and exhibitions and provides services to associates and trade bodies to develop and run events on a joint venture basis. Apart from offering a full range of professional conference organiser services for managing conferences and exhibitions – both live and online – SBS can provide finance and carry or share the financial risk of running an event.
Our core services include:
- Providing upfront finance and undertaking or sharing the financial risk.
- Total project management of conferences, exhibitions and webinars.
- All administration and accounting functions including audited final accounts.
- Assistance with research of topics and speakers.
- Full abstract and paper management with a fully customisable management system.
- Liaising with all speakers regarding papers, abstracts, travel and accommodation.
- Handling all registrations, invoicing and collection of money.
- Planning, design and distribution of all promotional materials, including an event website.
- Organising pre and post conference tours, spouse and social programmes.
- Structuring sponsorship packages and raising sponsorship money.
- Structuring and management of exhibitions and selling spaces.
- On-site event management from A-Z.
SBS Conferences & Exhibitions has run over 200 events around Southern Africa including:
- Specialised seminars for groups ranging from 40 to 350 delegates.
- National and international conferences with exhibitions for associations with 200 to 1 500 delegates and 20 to 100 exhibitors.
- Government forums to assist with the forming of both green and white papers on pending new policies for central government.
- Executive briefings and specialised workgroups.
- Online webinars and hybrid events for 50 to 400 delegates.
SBS Conferences & Exhibitions has experience and contacts in several industries:
- IT & Telecommunications
- Training & Skills Development
- Property Development & Construction
SBS Conferences & Exhibitions has a core management and operational team with substantial experience in event, hospitality, financial and project management: